Specialist Certificate in Empowering Health in Aboriginal Communities

What will I study?


This is a part time course consisting of two compulsory subjects taken over two semesters:

RURA90008 Utilising knowledge in Aboriginal health

RURA90009 Health projects in Aboriginal settings

To complete this course you will need to:

  • take part in the compulsory intensive teaching blocks in the first week of semester at the Department of Rural Health, main campus (Shepparton) or an alternative location (100% attendance required)
  • have access to reliable internet connection/s
  • be able to accommodate a minimum time commitment of 15 hours per week for each subject
  • have appropriate access to, and relationships within, an Aboriginal community to conduct a community-based project (2nd subject)


The estimated hours required to complete each subject is a minimum of 15 hours per week, but this varies for each student and depends on your task management and planning, familiarity with the material, reading style and speed.